2000 North Main Street
South Boston, VA 24592
CATHY HART BARKSDALE, MANAGER
Freddie Smith Jeffress, Jr.
June 28, 1952 - March 30, 2021
On June 28th, 1952, Rev. Freddie S. Jeffress, Sr., and Edith Flenoury Jeffress welcomed their third child and first son into their home in Halifax County Virginia. They called him Freddie, (Fred) which means a peaceful ruler, and a peaceful ruler he was. He often spoke about love, togetherness, and peace. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Spanish Grove Baptist Church.
Deacon Jeffress was a graduate of the Halifax County High School in 1970. It was not long before Deacon Jeffress (Fred) would leave the familiarity of Scottsburg, Virginia in search for a better life. In 1972 he joined the Armed Forces and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and served 2 years until he received an honorable discharge as a Specialist 4 from Fort Meade Maryland, in 1974. Fred’s journey then took him to Yonkers, New York. His hard-working personality landed him with Liberty Lines Transit Company where he became General Foreman of the bus shop. Not forgetting his parent’s teachings and his faith in God, Deacon Jeffress joined the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, and joined the Male Chorus and the Echoes of Faith Choral Ensemble, where he met and married Yolanda Stanfield Jeffress; his Good Thing... Upon his return to Virginia, he reunited with his home church, where he could be found praising God on the piano and organ. With his entrepreneurial passion, Deacon Jeffress became the Owner and Operator of Staunton Trail Charter Service, and TEE’s – N – Southfork Golf Driving Range.
Treasuring the memories and sorrowing his sudden demise are his mother, Edith Jeffress of South Boston; his loving wife: Deaconess Yolanda Jeffress of South Boston, VA, three daughters: Lovie Moorefield (Reggie), of Danville, VA, Kristie L. Jeffress of South Boston, VA; Racquel S. Jeffress of Richmond, VA; two sons: Freddie S. Jeffress, III of Washington D.C.; Jeremy R. Jeffress of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren; RahKing Moorefield, Raven Thompson, and Jurnee Jeffress. One sister, Minister, Jane L. Marable (Joseph) of South Boston VA; two brothers: Rev Gerald D. Jeffress, Sr. (Cynthia) of Scottsburg, VA; Rufus K. Jeffress (Angie) of Scottsburg, VA; one sister-in-law, Diana Stanfield, of Enterprise, Alabama; two brothers-in-law, Deacon Ralph Staten of South Boston, VA; Antonio (Tony) Stanfield of Enterprise, Alabama. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Conway M. Blanks. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Gloria Stokes and Rev. Vealer Staten and one brother; Joel Jeffress.
Graveside service for Deacon Freddie S. Jeffress, Jr. will be held Monday, April 5th at 1 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Womack officiating and military rites by The United State Army Honor Guard. Following COVID-19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required.
Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.